Monday, October 28, 2013

Christmas Flair

Hello!

Gosh, it feels like such a long time since I've made a card - life sure gets in the way sometimes!

I'm trying to get more Christmas cards made, so I pulled out some of my Simon Says Stamp goodies again. I love their new, Holiday Peace and Joy Flair Badges. The colors are so fun! I wanted to use those same colors for a portion of my background, so I took a border stamp from their, Happy Everyday clear set and used Hero Arts Shadow Inks to create the stripes.


I cut the two striped pieces and adhered them to the steel gray panel. The sentiment is also from SSS - their Merry Christmas Die - LOVE IT!! And aren't those Flair Badges adorable?! The dots under the Christmas tree are actually a burgundy color but are showing up almost black in the photo.

That's it from me tonight - very late as usual - I'm such a night owl, but it's a great time to create without interruptions.

Hope you all have a great week! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)




 

24 comments:

Lynn said...

Adorable card. Love the flair and the bold stripes.

Dotty Jo said...

Super stylish card Barb! Jo x

joy said...

Very pretty card, Barb! I'm still not sure about these flair buttons, but you have really incorporated them nicely in this card.

judkajudi said...

You are so trendy! Awesome color combo .. and the flair buttons add so much. Love the late night hours, too!

Tracey McNeely said...

Very cool card Barb, love the flair and your hand stamped striped background!

ThePurplePlace said...

Love this card, as well as the fabulous tree card below.

I also LOVE the flair and ordered some along with the same fabulous stamps sets from SSS! Loving all those exclusives and knowing that Shari is now there, makes me feel like I'll be buying even more!!

Thanks for sharing these great cards...I am also so behind, but my son was home for a visit and I spent time with him, which I totally enjoyed!!

:)

Virginia L. said...

Love the stripey background you stamped and how you make the diecut image shine! Beautifully done, Barb!

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! Great job lining up your stripes, Barb (one of these days I'll figure out that technique ~ LOL)!
I love how you placed your die cut sentiment, and the badges are so fun! Fabulous Christmas card, you 'Night Owl'!!!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Fab card, Barbara! Love the stripes.

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are some of my favorite colors, Barb, and I just love how you used them in this stripey Christmas delight!! Darnell

Kelly Booth said...

So Cute Barb!! I Love the colors....Happy Happy Birthday Sweetie I hope you have a Perfect Day!
XOXOXO

Maureen Morton said...

I was never sure just what to do with these badge thingys.......now I get it. Remind me of the protest buttons I wore in the 1960's -ha! Love how you coordinated your stamping, too. Happy BDay, dear friend - hope it is as special as YOU are! Hugs!

alexandra s.m. said...

a very hip and beautiful card indeed Barb!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Arlene said...

I never knew what to do with those badge things either. Always something new to learn. This has a modern feel and flair! Yes Flair! :)

Kim Hall said...

Barb this is such a fun card, love the stripes and those small badges!

Laura B. said...

Barb, you are a SSS rock star! Love how you were able to use the flair. I have the hardest time finding the right place to put them! Love the diagonal stripes!

Dawn Turley said...

A very delightful card Barb. The flair buttons are amazing.

Brenda said...

Hi Barb! I love anything different for Christmas instead of the traditional green and red. This is super duper gorgeous! Hey, I'm sure it's your birthday today (28th)...So, here's to a Very Happy Birthday!!! And let me take this opportunity to once again thank you for always being such a kind and friendly person. Although we have never officially met, you have just been an incredible person. Hugs, Bren xx

Deepti said...

This is a very sweet Christmas Card with all the lovely colors that you picked. I agree those badges are adorable :)

Leni said...

A bit late, but I discovered today that it was your birthday at 28 october, so, happy birthday Barb! Wish you a healty and happy new year in life and so much inspiration for stamping! Love the modern look of your card and the sentiment die is great!

Martha said...

Hi, Barb! What a FUN Christmas card! I love the stripes, colors, embellishments, & FABULOUS die-cut sentiment! Well done!

alexandra s.m. said...

This is so creative Barb!
I love your card ;)
Thank You for sharing...

Amy Kolling said...

Glad to know there are other late night owl crafters out there!!! I got to use the merry Christmas die last weekend and I LOVE it!!! Wish it weren't on reserve!

Greta said...

Those badges are super cool & I love your card, Barb!